02 March, 2012

FTU- When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

* Click for bigger.

This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP,
and was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice. I am using always wonderful artwork 
of Elias Chatzoudis, named Clover Girl. 
You can find this & many others of his tubes at PTE
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Scrapkit is TP_Lucky by Tasha at Tasha's Playground.
This is a FTU kit for the Creative Misfits 
& you can find it easily by clicking here.

Template: Template57-Leah from Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts
You can find the one I used here

Mask: StPatsMask2byTonya at Creative Misfits.
You can find this in the new St. Patty's Day pack on their blog.

Wordart: Of choice, or one of mine, here.
* Show the love when downloading the kit, temp & other supplies. ;)

Font: Seven Swordsmen 

Filters: Tramages- Tow The Line
Xero: Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Let's do this! =)
Save your progress often.
Drop shadow used for this tutorial is 2 4 60 4.
Each time I add my papers, I crop my tag to canvas (CTC)-
(surround the whole tag when cropping) before adding gradient glows & drop shadows.
This eliminates those nasty 'phantom shadows' on the edges of your tag.;)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top. Change the canvas size to 650 x 650.
Working from the bottom of the template, up:
Copy & paste paper 12 above the bg layer. Apply your mask & merge group.

On rect 2 layer, Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper 3, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Apply gradient glow- black set at 3:
Add drop shadow.

On rect 1 layer, Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper 2, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Apply the same gradient glow as you did previously & drop shadow.

For the oval 2 layer- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper 11, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 
Crop to canvas. Add a drop shadow.

On the oval 1 layer- Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper 5, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. 

On the square 2 layer, Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper 1, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Next copy & paste your closeup or tube.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Add the same gradient glow, changing the black to white. 
Add your drop shadow.

Duplicate your tube. Set the bottom layer to Luminance (L).
On the top layer add a Gaussian blur at 3 & set the blend mode
to Screen at 50%. Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube.

On square 1, Selections- select all. Float- defloat- Invert. 
Delete layer in palette. Copy & paste paper 10, resized 80%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Select none. Crop to canvas.
Apply Tramages Tow the Line at default settings.
Add the white gradient glow & add a drop shadow.

Leave the clovers layer as is.
Add your main tube & position to the right.
Resize as needed & apply Xero Radiance:
Then give it a drop shadow.

Now for some Elements. For each that I resized, 
I sharpened & added a drop shadow.
flower 3- resize 50%
balloons- resize 45%
cupcake- resize 45%  & drag under tube in layer palette
hat- resize 80%. Rotate 10 right then sharpen & drop shadow.

Next, add your add word art of choice.
On mine, I  resized the word art 80%.
I then duplicated it & 'split' it in two by erasing half on each layer.
I used my magic wand to select the words 'Irish' & 'something'
and added noise to it: Uniform/ monochrome/ 75%.
Then add a drop shadow.

Crop &/or resize to your preferences.
Then add your copyrights & watermarks.

Next add your name. Duplicate.
On the top layer, add an inner bevel:
Then, on the bottom, add a gradient glow set at 3:
Add a bit of noise to this layer: Uniform/ monochrome/ 75%.
Then give it a drop shadow.

Finally, delete the white background on the bottom,
merge visible & save as a .PNG & you're done.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & creating your tag.
I'd love to see any results trying this. =)
*hugz*

No comments:

Post a Comment